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  1. Fault codes -pre purchase check

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys I'm about to pull the trigger on an 09 530d lci Business spec m sport having owned e90s previously. I plugged in Carly and it brought up the following codes Air Conditioning - 009C54 - Motor stratification rear right - 009C55 - PTC Heaters/freash air damper motor - 00E714 - Embassy...
  2. BMW x3 2008 Which cable to purchase

    General BMW Discussions
    I have searched on the internet and there seems to be a wide range in price for D-Can and also the K-LINE Cable (Blue Cable), So I am looking for a suggestion on whats best to buy use for general fault clearing codes etc..I have downloaded and sucessfully installed INPA and a whole bunch of...
  3. Potential 420d GC purchase

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi Folks, Having owned Audi’s for over 20 years I’m contemplating a 420d Gran Coupe Xdrive. Love the looks and drive, along with the higher mpg that I can get from my 3.0 TDI A5 Quattro. I live out in the sticks hence the Xdrive and now do @ 60 miles a day to get to work. Looking used and...
  4. Potential new 4 series GC purchase - Moving from A5

    Introductions
    Hi all, I've owned Audi's for over 20 years but I'm contemplating a move to BMW. I love Audi's due to the Quattro and now Xdrive is available !!! I do @ 60 B road miles a day so looking at a 420d Gran Coupe. Present car is an A5 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro Sportback (running stage I map @ 300bhp) -...
  5. Buying an E92 325i - am I making a good purchase?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I've found an E92 325i on AutoTrader for £2,950, which I am hopefully going to go and buy on Saturday. I've owned an E90 320i previously, but just wanted to get peoples opinions on if I'm making a bad purchase/missing out on any vital parts of the service history. Details of the car: 56 plate...
  6. Looking to purchase a X5..

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Good morning guys, some of you might still know me or remember me, it has been a while since I have been on here. So we are looking to purchase a BMW (7 seater) x5 around 2007 to 2010 year. Could you advise on main things to look out for and what are the pros and cons with type and year etc...
  7. Recent 645 purchase

    Introductions
    Hi all. I am an Audi man through and through, but, a friend was recently selling his black 645.....so I bought it! Without wishing to offend, there's not many BMWs that get my attention, but, there's something about the shape of this car (esp in pics where you can't see the boot!). Don't get me...
  8. Approved Used purchase - breach of contract?

    General BMW Discussions
    Put a deposit down on used 5 series at BMW dealership at the weekend. Mutual agreement, I signed, they signed. I've now taken a call saying they want to refund the deposit and cancel - apparently, following the approved used checks, all 4 wheels are buckled, and they need to do some minor...
  9. Z3 3.0, Potential purchase subframe advice

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi I am interested in buying a really nice 2000 reg z3 3.0, low miles in what appears to be lovely condition. My concern is the subframe issues and being no expert I’m unsure if there is anything to be worried about. The kind owner has taken some photos of the boot flooring and the welds. I’m...
  10. Expected e92 330i purchase cost

    General BMW Discussions
    Evening guys. New here. I'm after an e92 330i. idrive is a must for me and below 80k mileage with red interior. I'd also prefer an LCI version. I have about 10k to spend and was wondering whether this is realistic budget. Ive spotted this. What are your thoughts...
  11. New purchase jitters, 2012 X3 F25 2.0L diesel

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi guys and girls, Just wanted to see if anyone could shed some light (good or bad I really don’t mind 🙈) about my purchase of an f25 2.0L diesel. It’s done 86000 miles and seems to be a cracking little motor but I keep hearing issues of timing chains and swirl flaps? Are they prone to...
  12. About to purchase my first Bimmer 320d F30. Need help guys!

    General BMW Discussions
    Good evening people. First post on this forum. I saw this car below: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201806267844412?logcode=visc&fromSA=true https://www.cargiant.co.uk/car/bmw/320d/YG15KZD?track=autotrader&utm_source=autotrader&utm_medium=car_placement&utm_campaign=affiliate...
  13. TURBOHELP!!!! Need to know the correct turbo to purchase.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello Fellow E46'ers. I am need of some desperate help. My car has been giving me problems as of recent and have got the car taken into the garage. They have eliminated all issues and narrowed it down to the turbo being on its way out. So I went onto RealOEM and behold a whole heap of...
  14. Possible new purchase - 1984 E30 316 - advice please!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, my first post on here and need some advice please. It's a 1984 registered E30 on an 'A' plate. It's been with the same lady owner since 1984 - the logbook has 2 previous owners for some reason (apparently the husband was a business man and this had tax implications). It's not been...
  15. Reliability of Steptronic boxes and 125i engines for current car purchase

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    I have had two previous autos, an E46 330i saloon and an E46 B3 3.3 Alpina, both of which failed on me at around the 100k mark but which I eventually got to understand is fairly normal at that mileage unless the ATM fluid has been regularly refreshed every 50-60k miles? I've had several other...
  16. New purchase - 2006 e87 120d sport

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hey everyone, We recently bought an e87 120d. We had an e87 120i but the fuel consumption isn't great and neither is the road tax. The car is a 2006 manufactured pre-LCI car which had one owner before we got it. It's done around 128k with pretty much full BMW service history. It's in black...
  17. Performance Exhaust - Modify factory or purchase aftermarket? Advice please!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I've been debating what would be more worth while and cost effective doing, purchasing an aftermarket system (cat-back around £600-£700) or chopping up and welding my factory one (by a professional!). I have a 2002 330ci sport, if anyone has any experience with either let me know what...
  18. Once Bitten Twice Shy... Security For New Purchase

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi All Ive been lurking for a week or so. Ive just put in an order for a 435D M sport coupe in white, its the biggest purchase ive made other than the house so needless to say im slightly worried that someone may take it. Last year i had a car stolen from the driveway and the keys taken from...
  19. 2017 plate 120i purchase

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Really unsure where to post this but considering buying a 120i Sport 5 door Pre Reg 2017 plate and wondered if there were any known issues with them. I believe they had a revamp for the 67 plate with digital instruments but not sure if anything else has changed. I presently have an e46 320d on a...
  20. 530i Msport touring 2005 purchase advice

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone I?m new on this forum. I have an opportunity to swap my current car VW Passat 1.8Tsi DSG for a BMW 530i Msport with auto box. Car in question is a 55 plate with just over 100k miles. My Passat is a 59 plate with 34k miles. Should I be concerned about swapping for an older and higher...
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